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H&H Tube
www.h-htube.com / HQ: Vanderbilt, Mich. / Specialty: Tubing fabrication / Cindy Forman, vice
president of sales: "Our on-time delivery, quality and customer service set us apart."

with two manufacturing
mills, h&h can fabricate challenging tubular products and
maintain short lead times.

Customers First
h&h tube attributes its 87-year tenure to its
focus on customer service. by jim harris

H&H Tube has recognized its
customers' need for quality, on-time
delivery and exemplary service ever
since it first opened its doors in 1930.
This constant recognition has enabled the company to remain a preferred and trusted supplier of tubular
products to many of its customers for
several decades.
"The fact that we've been in business
for 87 years says quite a bit about us,"
says Cindy Forman, sales manager for
the Vanderbilt, Mich.-based company.
Many of H&H Tube's customers
have worked with the company for 40
years or longer, which Forman attributes to the company's dedication to
three things. "Our on-time delivery,
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quality and customer service set us
apart," she says. "Our customers are
very important to us, and we bend
over backwards for them. If they have
a special request or need a part early,
we will do everything we can to make
that happen."
All of the company's projects are
manufactured to the specifications of
its customers. "Our customers will
come to us and tell us what they want,
and we will help them engineer it and
let them know what we can do to help
them," Forman says, noting the company has in the past worked from a
variety of customer designs and drawings, including pictures drawn on napkins. The company is considered to

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be the expert in the tubular industry;
customers turn to H&H to solve their
tubular needs.
H&H Tube supplies straightlength tubing as well as fabricated
tubing to customers in a variety
of industries including plumbing,
electrical and musical instruments.
Examples of its work include crimp
rings and stub-out elbows used in
PEX radiant heating systems as well
as hot and cold water supply lines in
plumbing and decorative bathroom
and kitchen faucets.
H&H Tube offers some of the shortest lead times in the industry. "We offer short lead times, but some of our
customers will request that we expedite products, in which case we do everything we can to get product out as
fast as possible," she adds. "We listen
to everything our customers have to
say and will work closely with them.
That's why we're still here."
The company also stocks items for
several customers in its five-building
manufacturing complex in Vanderbilt. "If our customers need to pull
certain items from us on a regular
basis, we can manufacture those and
keep them on hand," Forman says.

Manufacturing Capabilities
H&H Tube operates two manufacturing mills on their 23-acre campus. One
facility is dedicated to straight-length
tubing, and the other to fabricated
products. Having these two facilities
makes H&H unique, especially when
it comes to challenging fabricated tubular products. Both facilities have
the capacity to manufacture both
small and large orders. "If someone
needs just 100 pounds of tubing, or if
they need thousands of pounds, we
can do that," Forman says. "Our manufacturing lines constantly change, all
based on what our customers want."


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